Talk to your doc about your concerns and be upfront with the midwives too, they re there to support you
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06-06-2012 16:56 #21
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06-06-2012 17:26 #22
IF it were me I would probably leave well alone if my GD was being controlled well. I would worry about the cascade of intervention and especially my baby having breathing difficulties at this gestation. If it came down to it and I had to choose between a vaginal birth now and a baby with breathing difficulties or a Cs later and a baby who has very little breathing difficulties (due to method of birth not gestation) I would choose the risk of a later Cs. Knowing that my GD was managed well my risk of growing a too big baby would be low and the possibility of a vaginal birth high.
Talk to your care provider, if your not happy seek a second opinion, it's your body your baby
08-06-2012 06:26 #23
Thanks heaps ladies! I talked to the doc and he said due to the GD and as this is my first they dont want to take the risk of her getting too big and there being further complications as a result. He said we will try our hardest to avoid a c section but he believes i will be able to birth her viginally. As this is my first i think i will follow his advice and i'm only getting induced 4 day earlier then my due date. With GD they wont let me go a week over either so i would probably be getting induce then anyways. Still got my fingers crossed she'll decide to come all on her own before Thursday and then i get my planned birth but i'll just take things as it comes. Thanks for all the reassuring comments and all the important information, i really appreciate it all! I will let you all know how it all pans out.
08-06-2012 07:51 #24
Good luck! Now you need to get busy trying to convince her to join you earthside
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08-06-2012 08:23 #25
I had an ultrasound at 38 weeks as I was measuring (fundal height) 6 weeks ahead. They thought I had to much fluid so was sent for a scan.
I was told bub was 9lbs 1oz and fluid was fine.
I was induced 2 days before my due date for other complications.
DD was born 10lbs 2oz (4.6kgs) So for me the scan was pretty spot on.
A girl at my husbands work just recently gave birth completely natural to a 11lbs 12oz baby.
She is a very petite lady, she told dh that it was an amazing birth, and he came out after 3 pushes and had a very speedy recovery.
Sending some labour dust, let's hop bub comes soon for you.
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08-06-2012 08:31 #26
Hey hun, my ob did a series of ultrasounds on the same machine every 2 weeks from 32 weeks.
My bubba was measuring big (9lbs 7oz) at 38+2... The decision was made for a few personal reasons to have a CS, and my bundle of love was born at 39weeks at exactly 9lbs 7oz (4270grams).....
So I'm my case yep the measurements were spot on!
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08-06-2012 08:49 #27Senior Member
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my first bubba was 10lb 4oz (4.666kg)...natural, no drugs. i did end up with a few stitches but nothing major. Labour was 6 hours.
You can do it...being induced a few days before DD does not = c section.
Have a look at some things you can do to help before induction, natural remedies etc...things like epi no can help prepare you too. Massaging with oils can help too. Practice breathing and consider using a tens machine for pain relief to hold off drugs relief (if you need it).
Mainly, relax as much as you can. IF you need intervention you will be in the right place so surrender yourself to the birthing process and mostly, have a wonderful birth day of your little one, it is the start of a wonderful adventure of parenting.
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08-06-2012 09:01 #28
Listen to your gut, read up about induction, read up about the cascade of intervention, decide what you're comfortable with and make sure your support person knows. Don't go along with it if you're not comfortable, question it. Read stories about big bubbas being birthed. Not everyone induction is bad, read positive stories about them too.
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21-06-2012 16:57 #29
Hey, just thought I'd give an update on how everything went down.
So I went in on the 14th to get induced, Stayed overnight and got hardly any sleep. Next morning I got my waters broke and the drips put in (ouch). I only managed to get a banana down me, 13 hours of labour with only getting to 9cm. Was getting contractions 5 every 10 mins with 1 min break in between so I ended up with a epidural after 7 hours and a lot of throwing up.
At the 10 hour mark was told I was 7cm and would be able to avoid a c section, then at 13 hours was 9cm and bub and I were starting to show signs of stress. In 15mins it was decided I was to get a c section as she was stressing and positioned wrong. So ended up with c section which is what I was trying to avoid but was told even if I tried to push bubs out it wouldnt have ended well.
Anyways I have a very healthy and happy 4.116kg baby girl called Savannah and am absolutely in love with her! Still very tender and feeling a bit ikky but getting there.
Thanks everyone for your advice and info.
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21-06-2012 17:15 #30
Congrats and welcome to the world Savannah, you tried your hardest Hun, I hope you feel better real soon
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